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Web cam does not work

My web cam on my inspiron 1545 does not work any more, it turns on by its self every now and then but doesnt work in dell webcam central. what do i do to fix this??

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People will give you many solutions like Re-installing your web-cam driver or repair it using its CD.

But I recommend you to RESTORE your system to factory settings by using Dell's Restore Wizard.

It will eliminate all such problems from your laptop.
Have a good day.

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Posted on May 28, 2009

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Have you installed correct drivers? If yes.

I think you forget to activate your bluetooth, don't worry.It is very simple with few easy steps -

Press the "Bluetooth" button found just above the keyboard. The LED above the button should illuminate.


  • Click "Start," "Control Panel" and "Add a Device." Your Dell laptop scans for other Bluetooth devices in the area.

  • Click the name of the device in the window that appears, and click "Next" to establish a connection with the external device.

  • If you faced any other issue with your Dell laptop/desktop/Notebook, feel free to get expert technical assistance http://www.vtechsquad.com/dell-support/ at to fix it.

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